mimic ernie’s smooth rhythm
EVERY golfer swings at a speed that suits them best. But all average golfers would do well to adopt a rhythm similar to Ernie Els to improve their ball-striking.
“Golf is all about how you get your ball from where you are to your target, some people like to do that quickly, others are a little slower,” Els is quoted as saying. “I guess I do it a little slower than most.”
Good rhythm and tempo are a must, regardless if you have a good golf swing, or a not so sound golf swing.
So what is good rhythm, or tempo? If you start your backswing quickly, you don’t leave much room to increase the swing speed down into impact. With that in mind, make sure you can feel the club at address, and then start your backswing slowly. There is a teaching theory called the ‘bucket of water.’ Think of making your backswing with a bucket of water, not a club. If you take the club back quickly, you will splash the water, but if you take it back slow, the water will not splash.
Like driving a car, you start slow and accelerate through the gears. In the golf swing, you do the same so the clubhead is moving its fastest at impact.